For providing a healthy future to your baby, you have to do a lot before getting pregnant. Many unwanted issues can affect your pregnancy. So taking well concept and plan about getting pregnant can help you more. Here have some helpful tips for you.
Visiting Doctor – Before getting pregnant discuss with a doctor which can help you more than anything else. The doctor will want to know about your health history. Tell him details about your current medical conditions and if have any previous pregnancy problems and about the medicine too that you are recently taking.
Though you have a family doctor, you can switch to a different doctor or nurse so that you can friendly share your problems clearly.
Role of your partner – Your partner can play an important role when you are taking preparation to conceive. If you want to change your lifestyle, then the encouragement and emotional support provided by your partner can be more effective than all other initiatives. Keep in mind that drinking alcohol or using any kind of tobacco can lower sperm count. So try to change both of you and your partner’s lifestyle in a positive way.
Food habit – When you are trying to get pregnant, try to avoid some food that can cause harm to you. At this steps, artificial sweetners and substitutes of sugar can be harmful for you. These are often called fake sugar and are likely to white poison. Acesulfame potassium, Aspartame, Saccharin, Sucralose , Advantame and Neotame are name of some Sugar Substitutes that usually can be fund in variety of food and beverages marketed as sugar-free.
Fish contains Omega-3s, protein, vitamins and minerals and these elements are highly helpful for a women to be pregnant. But some fishes are high in mercury such as tilefish, swordfish, shark, and king mackerel. Do not forget to avoid them.On the other hand, Organic milk and meats are quite good for you. [According to Dr. Sheeva Talebian, Reproductive Medicine Associates of New York.] Moreover, you have to remove unhealthy food from your menu and try to add some healthy food to your diet. If you can build up a good health before pregnancy, it can offer an healthy pregnancy too.
Taking folic acid – Folic acid is very useful for human body. Folic acid is mainly vitamin B9. If you have enough folic acid in your body, it will help enough to prevent major birth defects. So try to take 400 micrograms folic acid per day. Many foods and vegetables contains adequate amount of folic acid such as spinach, collard greens, turnip greens, mustard greens, asparagus, broccoli, citrus fruits, papaya, oranges, grapefruit, Strawberries, raspberries etc.
Vaccines can protect you and your baby against serious disease – You need to take vaccine before, during and after pregnancy.One month Before getting pregnant you have to take measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccines. Tdap vaccine should be given during your pregnancy. Flu shot vaccine can be given if it is flu season during your pregnancy.
Learn your family history – When you are thinking to bring a new life into the world, it is urgent to know about your family history. According to your family history, Your doctor might refer you for genetic counseling. So inform your doctor if there had occurred any problem during giving birth, trouble getting pregnant, had several miscarriages, or infant’s deaths etc.
Try to maintain a healthy weight – Those who are overweight have a high risk for many hazardous condition such as complications during pregnancy, disease of heart, certain cancers, type 2 diabetes etc. On the other hand, people who are underweight, they also have various risk when they are trying to get pregnant. Regular physical exercise and taking healthy diet can control your health in positive way.
Your goal is not just only being pregnant and giving birth a child but you have to think about bring a healthy life which refer to a healthy baby. So it is urgent to prepare a healthy pregnancy too.